South County / Panoche

Pain at the pump...will the new tax survive the 2018 repeal vote?

Statewide Office Candidates Are Coming to Hollister

With gas tax hikes being recent history, California voters are only months away from a possible repeal. Meet the candidates face-to-face to learn their visions California’s future.

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Photo courtesy Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Californian research

Increase in reported valley fever cases locally and statewide

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced an increase in the number of new valley fever cases. Three cases occurred in San Benito County.

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Photo provided by Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park seeks new interns and Ranger Corps members

Pinnacles National Park is hiring youth for a Trails Internship, a Habitat Restoration Internship, and Ranger Corps positions.

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Kinship office is now located in the Ross Building, 345 5th St. in Hollister. Google Photos

Kinship Center Opens New Office for Foster and Adoptive training and support

Kinship has opened up an office in downtown Hollister. Families can now get the training and support to become a foster or adoptive family, locally.

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World Series of Team Roping Finale is held at SouthPoint Hotel and Casino. in Las Vegas, Nevada

Roping in Las Vegas is a family affair

Blane Strohn, from Paicines, traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada last week to compete in the #10 Yeti World Series of Team Roping Finale.

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Dr. Armstrong, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Hollister

Philanthropy with a medical perspective

Keynote speaker Dr. Ralph Armstrong shared his perspective as a local physician on the importance of giving back where you live during National Philanthropy Day dinner celebration.

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The Panoche Inn: Not just a bar and restaurant, but a community center

Located in South County, the Panoche Inn is a popular destination for locals and people driving through the Panoche Valley

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Walking San Benito: Griswold Hills

This is the sixteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Jim Gillio with daughter Alison and wife Tricia. (Photo courtesy Jim Gillio)

Hollister Councilman Gillio announces candidacy for Supervisor Dist. 4

If elected, Gillio would represent District 4, which covers a vast area from Cielo Vista in Hollister all the way to the outlying communities of New Idria and Bitterwater.

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South County Cal-SOAP College Fairs to be hosted by San Benito and Gilroy high schools

13th annual fairs will be held Oct. 26 at SBHS in Hollister -- students of all ages are invited, along with their parents

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Soccer at Veteran's Memorial Park. Photo by Jim Ostdick

Walking San Benito: Hollister Parks Loop I

This is the eleventh in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Youth Alliance honors community change makers

The annual Change Makers Gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, live auction, and music as Belen Andrade, Tom Breen and Patricia Mondragon are honored

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San Benito High School

Brief "Shelter in Place" at San Benito High School

According to Hollister Police Department, San Benito High School students were kept in locked classrooms for just over 15 minutes.

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LETTUCE CELEBRATE! San Benito County Fair September 28th - October 1st at the Bolado Park Event Center

Lettuce Celebrate! San Benito County Fair is in bloom

Entries close Friday, Sept. 8; Chamber Mixer & Pick Up Party Sept. 13; Kick Off Dinner Sept. 23; Horse Show events Sept. 22-24; Fair runs Sept. 28-Oct. 1

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Walking San Benito: Mudstone Ranch

This is the 10th in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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County moves toward cease and desist order for solar project

Even after Con Edison paid $100,000 to the county and promised more to come, supervisors remained unconvinced and decided to move toward halting the Panoche Valley Solar project

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Pinnacles National Park proposes entrance fee increase

Individual passes are slated to rise $2; vehicle passes would jump by $10

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Pinnacles National Park seeking interpretation and education interns

Interns for “Visitor Experience Specialist” positions need to apply by Aug. 7

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OPINION: It’s time for our community to become one

County supervisor says residents, elected officials and business owners need to collaborate and communicate for the betterment of the community

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Environmentalists win, county loses revenues in solar project settlement

After years of legal maneuvers by environmental groups, the Panoche Valley Solar Project is reduced to one-third of original design as ConEdison plans to move much of the project to Southern California

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